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Molly, Olive, and Dexter Play Hide-and-Seek

Molly, Olive, and Dexter Play Hide-and-Seek

Current price: $17.99
Publication Date: July 4th, 2023
Publisher:
Candlewick
ISBN:
9781536228410
Pages:
32
Usually Ships in 1 to 5 Days

Staff Reviews

Warm trio of animal friends!

— Five Books Reviewed in Five Words

Description

Kate Greenaway Medal winner Catherine Rayner introduces readers to a trio of animal friends in a warmly humorous story offering reassurance that true friends don’t stray far.

Meet Molly the hare, Olive the owl, and Dexter the fox, three friends who live near the oak tree at the edge of the meadow. Hide-and-seek is Molly’s favorite game, but things aren’t going her way. For starters, Olive and Dexter don't seem to know the rules. And when Molly shows her friends how to play properly, they hide a little too well. Set in a delicately rendered pastoral world of soft color and shimmering line, here is a picture book that tackles outsize toddler emotions with sensitivity and whimsy. Make way for the singular Molly, Olive, and Dexter—ready or not, here they come!

About the Author

Catherine Rayner is the author-illustrator of Harris Finds His Feet, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, My Pet Goldfish, and other acclaimed picture books. She exhibits her artwork in galleries all over the world and illustrates her own greeting card line. Catherine Rayner lives in England.

Praise for Molly, Olive, and Dexter Play Hide-and-Seek

Catherine Rayner uses delicate, expressive artwork to introduce 2- to 4-year-olds to new friends. . . Small but real joys and perplexities of toddlerhood play out in an affectionate setting in this first volume of a forthcoming picture-book series.
—The Wall Street Journal

A game leads to misunderstanding for a woodland trio. . . . The disagreements among friends are all gentle and easily sorted out. . . A lighthearted look at conflict resolution.
—Kirkus Reviews

Richly pigmented watercolor illustrations make this story of friendship seem plucked from a dream.
—Foreword